a combining form meaning “seizure,” used in the formation of compound words: epilepsy.
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British Dictionary definitions for -lepsy
n combining form
indicating a seizure or attackcatalepsy
Derived Forms-leptic, adj combining form
Word Origin for -lepsy
from New Latin -lepsia, from Greek, from lēpsis a seizure, from lambanein to seize
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Medicine definitions for -lepsy
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